Harpoon Octoberfest Beer - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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4/5 rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: Very cool looking label in the Harpoon tradition with a nice color scheme and a bit of fall flair. Front label gives a bit of brewery information and ABV info. Back label has a bit of advertisement for the brewery. Neck label says “Prost” and gives a small desc of the beer.
Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 12oz brown bottle into a 16oz English Pint led to a 3 finger tan head of a thicker medium density atop a clear copper amber colored beer. Head retention was very good at 4min 32sec before fading to a thick coating and ring with phenomenal lacing.
Smell/Aroma: Smells of sweet caramel malts along with hints of toastiness, a bit of very light hops, and a bit of fruitiness.
Flavor/Taste: Tastes of a bit of toasty caramel malt along with a slight bit of hops on the front end. Mid point is dominated by toasty sweet caramel malts along with a bit of breadyness. The toastyness kicks up another notch on the back end and is balanced by a sweet slight fruitiness with a nice toasty finish.
MouthFeel/Drinkability: On the full side of medium bodied with a smooth almost creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable.
Overall/Comments: One of the better all around American brewed Octoberfest beers that I have had. This has a really great flavor profile, nice body, and an ABV perfect for sessioning. Try it!!. Classified as a Marzen/Octoberfest @ 5.3% ABV. Consumed 10/26/2013.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2014 03:11:25 | More by thegodfather1076
Harpoon Octoberfest Beer from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
83 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.